Let's have a closer look at this this crisp, refreshing and cost-friendly sparkling wine that has taken the world by storm; outfizzing Champagne significantly by 307m bottles in 2013. Prosecco’s growing popularity is attributed to its prices generally being lower than Champagne as well as its flavour profiles. Contrary to Champagne's secondary fermentation which takes place in bottles, Prosecco is fermented in stainless steel tanks, thus making it more affordable. Many people also find it easier to drink — being lighter, more citrusy and less dry than its French rival.
The green-skinned Prosecco grapes also officially known as Glera resides in the Veneto and Friuli regions of Italy.
Prosecco/Glera variety comprises of several varieties which exists in 3 key forms: Prosecco Lungo, Prosecco Tondo and Prosecco Nostrano.
Outside of Italy, this varietal can be found in Slovenia and Australia.
Can be lightly sparkling (frizzante) or fully sparkling (spumante)
Prosecco bubbles are lighter, frothy and elegant.
Generally high acidity
Fruity and flowery
Fruit – Apple, Peach Apricot
Spumante Brut - Rich aroma of citrus, vegetal notes
Spumante Extra Dry - Rich aroma of fruit, apple and melo
Spumante Dry - Fruity, floral, medium sweet hint
Smoked Salmon, Shrimps, Sushi, All Fish Varieties Fish,
Mozzarella, Parmesan, Gorgonzola, Ricotta
Creme Brûlée, Lemon Tarts, Fresh Fruit Salad, Figs